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Don’t let these credit card mistakes ruin your finances

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Credit cards, when used responsibly, can enhance your financial life, allowing you to build your credit score, earn rewards, and more. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful …

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Raleigh real estate: ‘If we are in a recession, it’s hard to tell’

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  If Raleigh had a report card showing the strength of its housing market, job prospects, quality of life, educational opportunities, and amenities, it would be …

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Gaming literacy: A brief history of the jump

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  Everybody jumps. It’s a rule in video games. The jump is one of our most pervasive and beloved video game mechanics. All of our old …

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How water can improve your sleep

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  We all know that drinking water is important. After all, our bodies are made up of nearly 60% water. However, sometimes it can be difficult …

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The most equity-rich homeowners in America live here

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  Nearly half of U.S. mortgage payers own at least 50 percent equity, according to ATTOM’s Q2 2022 Home Equity & Underwater Report. This means that the balance of …

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Can’t afford your RV anymore? Try doing this

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  Traveling in an RV (recreational vehicle) is a great way to see the country. It allows you to stop wherever and whenever you like, and …

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US prescription prices are much higher than other countries

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  Depending on the country of comparison, U.S. residents are paying twice as much, three times as much or even more for their prescription drugs. Research by …

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Does Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act do enough for climate?

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  The Inflation Reduction Act, a $430 billion bill passed by the Senate on Sunday, designed to combat climate change, lower prescription drug costs and raise some corporate …

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Creamy Cajun chicken pasta

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  This creamy cajun chicken pasta combines juicy, perfectly blackened, smoky chicken breasts with a light cream sauce topped with fresh, acidic tomatoes and sliced green …

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Hate your job? Try these tips before quitting

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  Most people hate their jobs. In fact, according to a study done by Gallup in 2017, only 33% of people are engaged in their work. …

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Get clever with your next meal by sneaking some vegetables in there

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Vegetables are really good for you! They’re rich in vitamins and minerals, not to mention fiber. But unfortunately, veggies aren’t particularly appealing to many kids (or …

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Can you afford a home despite rising mortgage rates?

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  Mortgage rates have been going up, up and up in 2022, making homeownership more costly — even if house prices level off. In fact, consumers …

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Is the tech industry really a good career path?

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  If long-term demand is any indication, technology is a good — or maybe even great — career. And the industry’s generous pay makes tech an even …

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Dunkin’ fall menu to include blood orange cooler, nutty pumpkin coffee

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  Fall is arriving at Dunkin’ exactly one day earlier than last year! Dunkin’s fall menu, hitting shops nationwide on Aug. 17, includes returning seasonal favorites and some …

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Study offers clear picture of US retirement savings

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Saving for retirement is one of the most important financial decisions a working adult can make. But a new study by Anytime Estimate shows that many …

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5 true & terrifying cases of medical identity fraud

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  All types of identity theft are a pain, but none more so than medical identity theft. If a criminal steals your personal information for their medical …

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The best states for retirement if you care about taxes

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Many people consider relocating in retirement in order to reduce their cost of living and make their savings last longer. When weighing the pros and cons …

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The most elaborate final meals in death row history

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Some death row inmates aren’t just famous for their heinous crimes, but their elaborate and odd final meals. From requests for 12 candy bars with ice …

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Every top summer song since 1958

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Lizzo, Harry Styles and Beyoncé may be topping this summer’s music charts, but the joyful songs of summer go way, waaaaaaay back. Do you know what …

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Why Elvis Presley is still making millions, 45 years after his death

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Elvis Presley may have died 45 years today, but you would never know it by looking at the data. According to the streaming service Spotify, he …

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Don’t let inflation spoil your kitchen renovation

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Maybe you’ve just bought a house, or maybe you’ve had your house for decades and love everything about it — except for the extremely outdated kitchen, …

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Is the US really facing stagflation?

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  After the United States recorded two consecutive quarters of negative growth in Q1 and Q2 of 2022, the Biden administration was quick to point out …

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The real reason Sprite is ditching its green bottle

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  After 60 years, Sprite, the popular lemon-lime soda from Coca-Cola, is getting a new look. The revamp? Swapping from its translucent green bottle to a …

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Considering selling your home to an ‘iBuyer’? Read this first

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  An iBuyer is a tech-based real estate company that uses data analytics and algorithms to value homes and uses a huge war chest of investor funds to …

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These genius tips will save you both time & money

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You know the saying that nothing in life is certain except death and taxes? There’s another pair of sure things in every life: time and money. …

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Nut-free lunchbox snacks perfect for back-to-school

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Nut allergies are a fast-growing portion of the population.  Some 32 million Americans are affected by allergies in some way, and a large portion of those …

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The most welcoming cities in the world

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  From the picturesque town of Bruges, Belgium to the sun and the sand of Nusa Lembongan in Indonesia, Booking.com’s list of Most Welcoming Cities on …

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How to financially survive a layoff

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When you are out of work, it can be difficult to navigate this new financial reality. It’s a surprisingly common occurrence, however: In a recent month, …

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Is yet another fed rate hike coming? Money pro weighs in

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  Returns were positive across most asset classes in July, a welcome development after a tough June. Interest rates declined broadly on fears of a downturn, …

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Health care is most expensive in these 20 US cities

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  The U.S. spent an all-time high of $4.1 trillion on health care in 2020, representing almost 20% of the gross domestic product. Unlike other countries, the …